Louise Sophia Van Sant, 82, of Sparta, IL; born on November 26, 1940 in Bremen, IL the daughter of Henry and Hilda (Warhausen) Hartmann; passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at the Coulterville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
She was a member of the Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church in Sparta. Louise was also a member of the Sparta VFW Ladies Auxiliary and had a passion for helping Veterans. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and collecting spoons from different States. Louise was unique from most people in that she loved the taste of black licorice and would frequently have cravings for it. She loved collecting and canning vegetables from her garden so they could be enjoyed anytime of the year.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, husband – William Eugene Van Sant, Sr., son – Brian Van Sant, sister – Dorothy Van Sant, three brothers – Melvin Hartmann, Web Hartmann and Earl Junior Hartmann.
She is survived by one son – William “Bill” (Lisa) Van Sant of Sparta, IL; two granddaughters – Lauren Van Sant of Ellis Grove, IL and Kellie (Dakota) Crawford of Ellis Grove, IL; one great grandchild – Cole Crawford of Ellis Grove, IL; one brother – Paul Hartmann of Chester, IL; one sister – Alma Wahl of Ellis Grove, IL.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church of Sparta or the Sparta VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
The Visitation for Mrs. Van Sant will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Alex Eppstein officiating. Interment will take place at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.